Estée Lauder announces management reshuffle
The US American cosmetics giant, Estée Lauder, has announced changes in the global leadership of their Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Bumble and bumble and La Mer brands, with effect from 1 July 2017.
The company reports that Dominique Conseil, Global Brand President at Aveda, is to retire. Conseil has worked for Estée Lauder since 2000 and was Aveda’s first Global Brand President. He is to be replaced by Barbara De Laere, who has been appointed Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, Aveda. De Laere joined Estée Lauder as Senior Vice President / General Manager, North America, Aveda in 2016. She has hitherto had responsibility for market launches, digital marketing and the development of sales channels.
Peter Lichtenthal, Global Brand President, Bobbi Brown and Bumble and bumble, has also announced his plans to retire as from January 2018. He joined the company in 1989 and undertook various managerial responsibilities for Estée Lauder, M•A•C and Smashbox. In order to ensure a seamless transition at Bobbi Brown and Bumble and bumble, Group President Jane Hertzmark Hudis will work with Lichtenthal in a supporting role until his retirement and beyond. Peter Lichtenthal will, according to Estée Lauder, be followed as Senior Vice President, Global General Manager Bumble and bumble, by Zach Rieken.
Sandra Main, who has been Global Brand President, La Mer since 2009, will extend her area of responsibility to include the Bobby Brown brand, says Estée Lauder. At the same time, Justin Boxford will be appointed Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, La Mer and will report directly to her. Since he joined the company in 2004, Boxford has held various positions in the field of luxury beauty brands including, most recently, that of Senior Vice President / General Manager, International, Estée Lauder and Tom Ford Beauty.
About Estée Lauder
With an annual turnover of more than $11 billion, Estée Lauder is one of the world’s leading cosmetics companies. The group has its headquarters in New York and, according to its own figures, sells its products in more than 150 countries.
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